All Out Inspired
Get the latest on events, ideas and ways to go all out in Columbus, Georgia!
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July 3, 2017
In addition to fantastic local restaurants, boutiques and outdoor adventures, Columbus, Georgia is home to some of the most engaging and well-curated museums in the country. With activities suitable for all age groups, we’ve rounded out the top 3 must-see museums for your Columbus itinerary.
May 25, 2017
Go All Out for Memorial Day Weekend in Columbus With Hoochee Fest! There is plenty to do this coming Memorial Day weekend in Columbus as Summer officially begins with Hoochee Fest, a celebration of music, food, classic cars, and fun for the whole family in Columbus near the Chattahoochee River at 1301 Victory Drive.
May 19, 2017
All Out Fave: Adventure Edition What are your #AllOutFave adventures in Columbus, Georgia? Do you have a favorite adventure activity or spot in Columbus? Share photos of your #AllOutFave adventures in the Columbus region during the month of May for a chance to win prizes, including boutique gift certificates, dining experiences, zip line and rafting trips, and more!
May 12, 2017
Frogtown Crawfish Festival Kicks off Friday, May 12 in Woodruff Park! Looks like another perfect Spring weekend to get out find some fun adventures in Columbus, GA! And one thing you really should put on your list to check out is the 2017 Frogtown Crawfish Festival in Woodfuff Park in Uptown Columbus. This will be the 10th year for this festival and it all kicks off Friday, May 12 (6:00-11:30pm) and all day on Saturday with things cranking up at 10:00am and going all the way until 11:30pm. Both days will be full of all sorts of fun—anything from arts & crafts, games, inflatables, raffles—stuff everyone in the family will enjoy. If it’s live music you’re in the mood for, take a beach chair, find a good spot and prepare to be entertained! On the line-up is a Pink Floyd Tribute Band, a Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Groove Monkeys, Stay Classy, Misty Harbor, Damn Skippy and lots more. And you can’t have a Crawfish Festival without loads of great food…including a Crawfish Boil both days. I’ve never had the chance to sample this delicacy, so this will be my chance to give it a try! It’s only $10 for adult entry and kids 12 and under get in free, so this is a perfect family outing…and you get to dive into a big bowl of delicious crawfish! That does look pretty tasty!!
April 22, 2017
Go All Out for Our Uptown Concert Series! Spring evenings in Uptown Columbus are the perfect time for a great meal at one of our great restaurants, a walk along the river or Broadway, and our Uptown Concert Series on Friday nights in April and May. We’ve been enjoying the concerts and, before the Spring is over, we’d love you to join us! The next Uptown Concert is on April 28th from 7-10pm on the 1000 block of Broadway. The Party At the Limit Band will be performing and they’ve got something for everyone! Party At The Limit Band (The Party ATL Band), is KLF Pro Entertainment’s non-stop party machine, offering clients a DJ & Live Band combo. This eight-piece group features three outstanding vocalists, two awesome horn players, and a funky fresh rhythm section that’s second to none! The DJ feature gives clients the best of both worlds for an unforgettable experience! Clients are fascinated by their extensive song list that includes Rock, Motown, Soul, R&B, Country, Jazz, and current hits, that’s sure to capture your favorite song during the night. Dinner, coffee, some ice cream, a walk, and a concert with friends and people from all over the region all make for a great Friday night in the Spring in Columbus! We hope you can join us for our next concert on April 28th! These Friday night concerts continue every Friday night in May as well, so make it a part of your week. If you’re coming from out of town, stay overnight and go to Market Days on Broadway the next morning and make a getaway weekend out of it! What a great way to go all out on a Friday night in Columbus!
April 7, 2017
With the warm weather of Spring upon us, Columbus is going all out to enjoy the warm days and cool nights with a trio of outdoor festivals at the river over the next few weeks! Don’t say you don’t have anything to do! Columbus is inviting you down to the river for whitewater fun, great food, music, and tons of outdoor activities for the whole family! Explore Georgia highlights the upcoming festivals. First is Paddle South, April 14-15th, at the Eagle and Phenix water tower. The 2017 USA Freestyle Kayak National Championships will be taking place. That will be great, but I’m even more excited about the accompanying beer and barbecue festival with around 20 BBQ vendors putting out their very best offerings! Nothing says Spring in the South like sitting along the river and eating BBQ! Entrance is $5 for the festival. Next up is Uptown’s RiverFest on May 5th and 6th. This is one of the biggest events of the year on Columbus and officially kicks off the Whitewater Season. Events will take place all weekend in Woodruff Park and all over the RiverWalk with the kickoff of the Uptown Concert Series and many other activities. And, it is all FREE! Finally, we have the 10th Annual Frogtown Crawfish Festival happening the next weekend at Woodruff Park along the river on Friday, May 12th, from 5pm to 11pm and Saturday, May 13th, from 9am to 11pm. This festival will include live music, food, inflatables, arts and crafts, vendors, games, and, of course, a massive crawfish boil. Admission is $10, but kids 12 and under get in free! Spring Festival season in Columbus provides so many opportunities to Go All Out! We hope to see you there!
March 1, 2017
What are your #AllOutFave places for art in Columbus, Georgia! Art is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. What’s your favorite piece of art; or better yet, favorite place that you retreat to find inspiration? Share photos of your #AllOutFave art spots in the Columbus region during the month of March for a chance to win prizes, including boutique gift certificates, dining experiences, zip line and rafting trips, and more! Your story is just as important. Here’s an important piece of information -- entries must include a 50-word story (a description) of why this location is your favorite. Sharing is easy! Simply post a photo along with your story -- 50 words or less -- to the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media pages using the hashtag #AllOutFave. Make sure your post or photo is set to PUBLIC, so we’re able to see that you tagged us! Facebook: www.facebook.com/VisitColumbusGA Twitter: www.twitter.com/VisitColumbusGA Instagram: www.instagram.com/columbusgeorgia The contestant with the most shares, comments and likes will win a grand prize package for two that includes a one-night stay in Columbus, zip line adventure, bike rentals and complimentary lunch and dinner in Uptown Columbus. The contest begins at March 1, 2017 Noon EST and ends at March 31, 2017, noon EST. (“Contest Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at its sole discretion. For more information, please visit www.visitcolumbusga.com or call 706-322-1613.
February 13, 2017
Go All Out for Valentine’s Day and Weekends What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? It falls on a Tuesday this year, so many couples make plans for the weekend before or the weekend after. Columbus has opportunities available for romantic evenings of fine dining, music, walks along Broadway and the Riverwalk, taking in a play or musical, spending time at a coffee shop or getting ice cream in buildings over a century old, and just taking in the atmosphere. From museums to outdoor activities to everything that gives you a chance to relax, relate, and have fun together, Columbus is the perfect weekend getaway for couples. And, if you still don’t have Valentine’s Day plans, give your significant other a card that says you’re going to Columbus next weekend! We’ll set you up with plenty to do! On Valentine’s Day itself, visit the River Center for the Performing Arts and their presentation of Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles at 7:30pm. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical Sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends! That night, or the next weekend, plan a dinner at 11th and Bay Southern Table or Epic Restaurant with Chef Jamie Keating. They are taking reservations for Valentine’s Day now! Columbus has many other great restaurants, coffee shops, music clubs, hotels, museums, and great neighborhoods to explore. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day or weekend than with a visit to a new city to explore all it has to offer?
January 27, 2017
Well, this time last week, we were battening down the hatches to get ready for some very extreme and unusual January weather, which unfortunately, was about as severe as originally forecast. Thankfully, there’s a much brighter, albeit cooler, outlook for this weekend! If you’re thinking because we are in the middle of winter there probably isn’t that much to get out and do…think again. One look at the Event Calendar will wake you up out of the doldrums and get you excited about exploring all that’s going on in your own back yard. You can find fun things for your kids to do at Oxbow Meadows, especially with their Winter Bingo event that even includes a nature walk to find the playing-pieces! If you’re happy to get out and have some fun but would rather stay indoors, then take a look at all that’s going on at the Springer Opera House or RiverCenter this weekend. There’s Comedy Tonight with the Family Theatre or you can be a part of the action with Sherlock’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. The list of happenings is pretty extensive this weekend so it’s time to make plans now…and get out and enjoy!
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